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Around the web, July 9

  • Paris's Le Figaro warns Europe against going down the U.S. path on class actions [The Moderate Voice]
  • Tennessee docs hoping new law requiring 60 days notice and expert attestation of merit will curb dubious cases [Minch/Tennessean]
  • Not much chance lawmakers will investigate charges that business-bashing political group ACORN was promoting liar loans [Malkin; Adler @ Volokh]
  • Reforming judicial selection a necessity if Alabama is to turn around its courts' poor reputation [Mobile Press-Register]
  • Ignominious end to Eliot Spitzer's crusade against NYSE chief Grasso [WaPo, Ribstein]
  • Since 1958 it has been unlawful to trade futures in onions, and a lesson lies therein about whether speculators are to blame for price volatility [Tabarrok]
  • Illinois businesses manage to stop proposed "Structural Work Act" allowing suits against other contractors on work site to bypass workers' comp; New York said to have only such law [Akin/Madison Record]



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.